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Australia’s goal of having the world’s toughest tobacco promotion laws in place by 2012 moved closer on Thursday when it released the plain packing design that all cigarette manufacturers will be forced to adopt as part of new legislation. The FT reports.
Shopkeepers in England will have to keep cigarette displays, which typically enjoy prime placement, out of sight from 2012 under new government rules aimed at curbing the health risks associated with smoking.
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The FTSE-100 index is "generally overbought," Steven Mayne, head of research at Falcon Securities said Tuesday, adding that "is does seem like a small, little pullback is needed." But he does see the UK index rising to 5,000 points before the year is over.
There are good buying opportunities in the equity markets right now, Daniel Stillhart, technical analyst at LB Swiss, told CNBC Monday.
It's time to look at global stocks on a top-down basis, said James Moffett, Scout Investment Advisors chairman on "Street Signs."
The international tobacco market is the way to go for investors who want to keep their money safe in this volatile economy, says Charles Norton, co-portfolio manager at Vice Fund.
European earnings were mixed Thursday, with telecoms reporting results in line or above forecasts, while energy companies and financials posted profit declines or figures below market expectations.
Plain packs a risk to UK cigarette profits-analysts British cigarette makers face a new and serious risk to their profits if the UK government rules that cigarettes should only be sold in plain packaging, undermining the power of brands, analysts said on Monday.
Inflation, recession or stagflation, one idea seems to work: consumers' lust for sin. Charles Norton, co-portfolio manager of The Vice Fund, and Dan Alpert, managing director at Capital Westwood, offered advice on how to invest in adult pleasures.
British American Tobacco, the world's second-biggest cigarette maker, struck its second deal in a week with the purchase of Skandinavisk Tobakskompagni's (ST) cigarettes for 2 billion pounds ($4 billion) as it beat forecasts with an 11 percent rise in 2007 earnings.
Standard and Poor's has just released the results of its twice-a-year stock screen, designed to find Warren Buffett-style stocks. The new list features several tech stocks, including Apple, as well as a number of names from Europe and Asia. But some key Buffett criteria aren't taken into account by the screen.
Tobacco company Altadis said Friday its net profit rose more than 14 percent in the first nine months of the year, recovering from a price battle among cigarette producers.